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Old 04-19-2005, 11:13 AM   #11
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My soon to be ex'* son in law has this on his vehicle (I don't know what his record looks like). But I think it'* a good idea for the repeat offenders. I know several people that have had more than 2 DUI'* and I think that they should be made to do that and also put signs on their vehicle telling people that they have been convicted of DUI.

If you are going to drink, do so responsibly. Have a designated driver so that you don't have to worry about it. I was married to an alcoholic that always thought he wasn't too drunk and I watched him go through several DUI'*. Each one became more expensive than the last one. The first one was in 1986 and cost us $7000, the second $10,000 and I don't remember about the third (he had to have a doctor come in to testify for him).

I don't feel sorry for someone who gets a DUI. Too many people are killed as a result of their actions.

Okay, I will step off of my soapbox now.
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My Uncle lost both his wife and daughter in seperate accidents caused by drunk drivers.
I, personally, have lost 12 good freinds over the years to alcohol-related accidents(only one of them was driving drunk himself, at the time of his death) including 5 in one accident(5 in the car, coming home from the club, number 5 was the designated driver, and they got taken out by someone else who didn't use a DD).

So I hope that y'all can forgive me for saying that I think that the first DUI should earn the driver a multi-year suspension and confiscation of the vehicle(no matter who the vehicle actually belongs to. If it'* someone else'* then the offender should, of course, be required to reimburse the owner[don't lend your car to drunks]). The second offense should be license revoked for life, and 3 years in the pen(and no "judge'* discretion" BS either, unless it'* to make the sentence longer)
If they injure someone while driving drunk, assault with a deadly weapon.
If they kill someone while driving drunk, charge them with murder one.
There are NO excuses for driving drunk. Ever.
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Old 04-19-2005, 12:36 PM   #13
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I was reading a copy of Time the other day and they're just recently
making drinking and driving illegal in Montana...that'* insane

found an article
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7434398/

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"A driver caught with an open container faces a $100 fine, and the offense does not show up on a person’* driving record."

There'* a real deterrent

I got $190 fine last month because my buddy I was driving home had a cooler
with a couple unopened bottles of beer in it.
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Old 04-19-2005, 12:41 PM   #14
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I was reading a copy of Time the other day and they're just recently
making drinking and driving illegal in Montana...that'* insane

found an article
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7434398/


i thought that was a federal law... are there any states left... it would be interesting to see fatality difference numbers
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In MInnesota, the car the was being driving by a person caught DUI gets a special license plate. That keeps you from loaning your friend your car (why would you anyway) That would suck if you had to drive around in a tagged car even though it wasn't your ticket.
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Ohio has the yellow tags with red letters which just scream, "I'm a convicted drunk, Pull me over." The normal tags here are red, white and blue so when you see a yellow tag, they stand out.
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I was reading a copy of Time the other day and they're just recently
making drinking and driving illegal in Montana...that'* insane

found an article
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7434398/

edit//

"A driver caught with an open container faces a $100 fine, and the offense does not show up on a person’* driving record."

There'* a real deterrent

I got $190 fine last month because my buddy I was driving home had a cooler
with a couple unopened bottles of beer in it.
unless you were underage
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